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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Sad (07/26/07)

TITLE: The Answer
By Jean C Prentice
08/01/07


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The Answer

I felt the tears as they flowed, in droplets down my cheek
A waste of time I said, my strength is just too weak
Another day of being sad about the loss of time
The doctor said you have a year, make use of all you have.

He does not know that these three words would not, could not
Become the healing balm of salve.
The sad I felt as I walked away, gave birth to other thoughts.
How sad my friends and family, could never know these words.
How sad that only I could keep this loss of leaving to myself

I have no friends I said that day, I have no family left.
I had left them far behind me, when I chose to walk away.
There tears and cries just angered me, they had to right to say
We love and want you, donít you know? Please donít run away

I am sad, because of things undone, sad because of things unsaid.
But do I have a right I ask, to call and make amends?
No! Because I chose this path and will walk it till it ends.

How sad that underneath the anger, was a soul that needed rest
How sad that now I knew I had been put to test.
O God I cried, as I walked away, let me make all things right
I heard His answer then as now, ďMy child walk to the light:


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Jan Ackerson 08/02/07
Very moving poem!

PM me if you'd like a few suggestions for improving the meter of this piece, which shows great promise.

Love the last stanza in particular.
Constance Gilbert08/02/07
Your feelings are felt by the reader. Although the reason for them is not clearly expressed, the answer is relevant for many situations.
I am looking forward to future poems as your writing skills develop.
As is the case for all writers, rewrite and rewrite. Keep on striving- I believe you have much to share. As my friend reminds me, "Persevere, my Sister."
Jan Ackerson 08/03/07
Oh dear--I got your PM and was about to respond when I inadvertently deleted it. Please contact me again?
Brenda Welc08/06/07
Alot said in a few words. Well done.